An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Jakarta Looks To Give Old Town New Life

The Jakarta Globe, Arientha Primanita

Taman Fatahilah, Jakarta (Photo's: Yulian Firdaus)

The city administration is planning to give you more reasons to visit Old Town, or Kota Tua, in West Jakarta next year.

Aurora Tambunan, the deputy governor for cultural and tourism affairs, told the Jakarta Globe this week that the city was designing a “Weekend at Kota Tua” program to increase visits in 2010.

“We want to make it a weekly event for the whole year,” she said, adding that the events would showcase music, food and art. “It would be conceivable to put a performance of a jazz group in Fatahillah Hall.”

The proposed weekly events are part of the city’s revitalization plan for Kota Tua, a colonial Dutch neighborhood that is crumbling after decades of neglect.

This year, the administration allocated Rp 20 billion ($2.1 million) from its annual budget to revitalize Kotu Tua and established the Heritage Building Revitalization Team with the State Enterprises Ministry. The plan involves dividing the neighborhood into five zones, such as a colonial zone and a Chinatown area, Aurora said.

The ministry owns 23 of the 284 historic buildings in the 800-hectare area. Six other structures are owned by the city administration with the rest privately owned. “The city’s goal is to make Old Town a cultural tourism destination, preserve the heritage buildings and increase the income generated in the area,” Aurora said.

The ministry and the city are still discussing whether to lease, buy or jointly manage 12 of the 23 ministry-owned buildings located in the central area around Fatahillah Square. The administration is confident the agreement will be finalized early next year, paving the way for the revitalization plan, Aurora said.

Kota Tua observers, however, believe the neighborhood must resolve basic infrastructure problems before implementing any restoration plans.

Ella and Asep Kambali, founder of Komunitas Historia Indonesia (Indonesian History Community), said difficulties with garbage collection, transportation and street vendors needed to be addressed first.

“The city must think of a plan to keep the area clean,” Asep said. “Right now waste bins are rare and there are no bathrooms. People have to go to the museum to use the toilet.” Parking and public transportation also need to be addressed, Asep added.

Any plan to revitalize the area, Asep said, must be coordinated with other city agencies so that basic infrastructure issues can be dealt with.

Batavia cafe (Photo's: Yulian Firdaus)

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